Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lachcha Paratha Demystified ( can be made with very little fat)

For this recipe you  don't need a specially made dough laden with fats. You can use regular roti ( flat bread) dough that's  in your fridge.  It is the technique that's very important. I have given a step by step guide with pictures to help you nail a perfect Lachcha Paratha  with  very little oil/ ghee(clarified butter) . I have used oil.

Ingredients: gives 2 parathas 

Whole wheat dough              200 gms
Oil                                       2tsp
Oil/ ghee.(clarified butter)    4 tsp

Method :
  1. Heat a non stick girdle.
  2. Take  80-100  gms dough and shape it into a ball.
  3. Press it lightly and roll it in flour.
  4. Using a rolling pin roll it into an 8" disc.
  5. Apply 1/2 +1/4tsp oil on half of the disk .
  6. On the other half sprinkle  two large pinches of dry flour.

  1. Carefully lift the disk from the oiled end and place it on the floured surface.
  2. Press it lightly. You now have a semi circular disk.

  1. Again on one half apply 1/4 tsp oil and on the other half sprinkle a large pinch of flour.

Fold it in similar manner. Now you have a long band of dough.

  1. Lift both the ends and fold it to form a roll, tuck the loose end in the bottom.

  1. Roll it in flour and press lightly.
  2. Roll it out into an 8" disk.
  3. Place it on the hot girdle.
  4. Flip it to other side once you see golden spots.
  5. Apply 1 tsp oil / ghee and press it lightly with a spatula.
  6. Flip it over and apply oil .
  7. Remove from girdle when slightly dark golden spots appear on both sides.
  8. Lightly crush with your palm to open up the layers.
  9. Repeat the process with the other portion of the dough.
  10. Serve hot with a gravy of your choice.